Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!

Good morning blog land! I cannot tell you how excited I was to wake up this morning to a crisp cool feeling in the air. Granted it was still in the high 70’s (ok, lets be honest, low 80’s). But even still, there is always a special feeling as the temperatures start to drop. Its my favorite time of year for so many reasons. One of which is SOUP. Let me be clear, the Luna family is not afraid to make soup all year long, even on a 115 degree day. However, cooler temps are always a wonderful excuse to cook up something warm. Which brings me to today’s wonderfully warm recipe… Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup!

We tried this recipe a few weeks ago and instantly fell in love. The kids couldn’t get enough of it, which makes it a new family favorite. The Worcestershire sauce combined with the brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible. Best part is that the goulash soup is made from standard ingredients that we always have in the fridge and pantry, which means we can make it any time. If you love hearty soups, be sure to check this one out and give it a try.

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!

Some may call this goulash, but we don’t make our regular goulash so soup-y which is why this is more of a macaroni soup to us. 😉

Beef and Tomato Macaroni Soup Recipe

4.95 from 19 votes

Beef & Tomato Macaroni Soup - a hearty soup full of hamburger, tomatoes, macaroni, and more! Worcestershire sauce combined with brown sugar makes for a perfectly sweet and savory flavor that is irresistible!!

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 218 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 58 oz beef broth
  • 56 oz tomatoes chopped (2 28 oz cans)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups dry macaroni
  • garlic salt and garlic pepper as desired
  • cheese if desired


  1. In a large stock pot, add ground beef, garlic and onion powder - cook until beef is no longer pink. Drain the grease.

  2. Add broth, cans of chopped tomatoes, Worcestershire, brown sugar (optional), ketchup and Italian seasoning. Bring to a boil and simmer for 8-10 minutes
  3. Add the dry macaroni and let cook for 15 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese, if desired and ENJOY!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    My mother made this for us kids growing up. I made it for my kids and now I make it for my grandkids and we all love it. We called it goulash. It is nice to see it in print.

    1. 5 stars
      we called it goulash also but I like it a lot juicier then that so use it like the recipe…more soupy like. Sometimes I add maybe 1/2 cup chopped cabbage and I/2 a green pepper just for more flavor……is sooo good.

  2. One of my wonderful memories from my childhood. My grandmother and then my mother made this soup in the winter. Now I make it, but I also add canned red beans. Grandma and mom would be proud.

  3. Wow was so unimpressed and disappointed. First of all the ingredients say onion powder and ketchup but the description doesn’t say where to add them in. I figured it out but still poorly written. Second of all I used 2 oz more beef stock and within 8 minutes (says 15min) of adding the pasta the stock boiled away and pasta was overcooked. Third of all the description doesn’t tell you if you cook on medium or low or high. So I cooked the pasta on medium and still within 8 min the broth (stock) was gone.
    I was really looking forward to trying this recipe and it was a disaster. Poorly written and edited.

    1. Why don’t you try using common sense, which is the most important ingredient in cooking. This is simply soup! If you see it is going dry, just add water or more broth. Better yet, cook the macaroni in a separate pot until almost done before you add it to the broth! Add it after all other ingredients are done. It won’t suck up all the broth if you cook it separately.

    2. This is pretty hard to mess up. Somethings are so obvious, I’m sure it was felt it was not needed to be said. Don’t be such a fuss budget. Surely you have tried recipes that needed to be adjusted a little! I tried it and it was yummy comfort food!

  4. 4 stars
    This is on the stove right now. I was looking for something quick and inexpensive to make tonight for super and found your recipe.
    I added some diced carrots, and onions (omitted the onion powder). I noticed in the instructions it says “…canS of tomatoes…” so I went with 2 cans instead of one. I didn’t have any brown sugar so I used 3/4 of tbsp of white. The broth tastes great and I can’t wait for it to be finished so I can start dipping the crusty rolls I bought to go with it!
    Thank you for sharing the recipe!

      1. It was delicious!!!
        My husband is a truck driver so doesn’t get home till late at night. I try to always have something for him to eat that he can just reheat in the microwave. This was perfect for that. When he got up this morning he said “that soup last night was REALLY good!”
        We both give it a thumbs up and it will be made again. 🙂

  5. This recipe is awesome added a chopped onion and another box of beef broth. Unless someone reads it wrong it comes out perfect. Loved it! Lunch for and few days. Thank u.

    1. It is a liquidey soup. It’s not a thicker consistency. It’s more like a broth with the meat, pasta, and tomatoes. Hope that helps! Let me know how it comes out and tastes. Good luck!

  6. 5 stars
    I have been craving goulash for months but I didn’t find a recipe that sounded good to me until I ran across a pin of this recipe! I made this last night and I’m in love. I added 1/2 cup of soy sauce, an onion, 2 green peppers, and 1 red pepper to add some more flavor and color. I didn’t use as much broth but there was still enough to dip some rolls in. Thank you!

  7. 5 stars
    Made this last night with cornbread,I must say this was so yummy,I’d also say all gone in about 30 the garlic taste! Tonight going to try the Parmesan Chicken,can’t wait,love this website..

  8. 5 stars
    WoW, this was one of the best soups I’ve ever made or eaten. I shared with a co-worker and got the same response. This was definitely a keeper and appreciate so much that you shared this.

  9. 5 stars
    My husband and I love this recipe! We’ve tweaked it up just a little by adding in squash and zucchini when the pasta goes in. We enjoy using Monterrey jack cheese as well.

  10. 5 stars
    Tried the beef and tomato macaroni soup, it was delicious and I’m not much of a homemade soup person. It was easy to make also.

  11. Hi Lil, Made your beef and tomato soup, it turned out great . I did use an onion and added some mushrooms. All in all turned out great. Going to try more of your recipes. Thank u john

      1. 5 stars
        That’s what happened to mine 🙁 It was perfect when we ate it right when it was done. Noodles still al dente. I didn’t leave the pot on the warm burner. When it had cooled enough for me to start moving it to freezer bags and leftover containers, the noodles were huge and very mushy. Also – I have no idea why this is only letting me type in all caps LOL. I promise I’m not yelling! 🙂

  12. 5 stars
    I think i came late to the paRty as i just recently pinned this recipe and made it for the first time this evening. It was great! I did add an onion, some diced celery, and some grape tomatoes that were about to go bad. I allowed everything to simmer a bit longer than reCommended. I did not bring the pot to a boil when adding the macaroni. I had it at a pretty good simmer and let the macaroni cook in that for about 15 minutes. The macaroni was less than al dente, but avoided the mushy issue. Not too often it is a Soup day here in florida, but it hit the spot tonight! Thanks for the great share!

  13. 5 stars
    This is how I make it. But I add a onion when I am cooking the hamburger no onion powder. And I add a bell pepper because I add bell pepper to almost everything! lol. This is yummy thank you for posting it.

  14. THis is so good bUt has anyone freezed this soup? Didnt know how the pasta stood up cause i have read not to freeze soups with pasta in it.

  15. 5 stars
    This is a lot of food for only a few people, so there will be left overs. Soup with macaroni will not keep because the pasta will absorb all the juice. Keep the pasta separately. When serving, add pasta to a bowl and fill with the soup mixture. Soup and pasta will keep in the refrigerator as long as you keep them separated. Love this recipe. Wouldn’t change a thing.